Quotes: applause

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  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.
  • Artur Schnabel
    Artur Schnabel
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    Applause is a receipt, not a bill.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
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    Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
  • Greil Marcus
    Greil Marcus
    American author, music journalist and critic 1945-
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    Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
    Benjamin Franklin
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    Applause waits on success.
  • Robert Montgomery
    Robert Montgomery
    English poet and minister 1807-1855
    Robert Montgomery
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    If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this; enjoy it but never quite believe it.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
    David Hume
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    It is an absurdity to believe that the Deity has human passions, and one of the lowest of human passions, a restless appetite for applause.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
  • Carol Channing
    Carol Channing
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    Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
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    Like Cato, give his little senate laws, and sit attentive to his own applause.
  • Robert Montgomery
    Robert Montgomery
    English poet and minister 1807-1855
    Robert Montgomery
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    My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
    William Shakespeare
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    O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    One gains universal applause who mingles the useful with the agreeable, at once delighting and instructing the reader.
  • John Bright
    John Bright
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    Popular applause veers with the wind.
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